The Taylors and Stewarts were two married couples who were likely born at Montpelier and served the Madison family for decades.
Learn more about the interviews conducted with the Works Progress Administration and the images found that helped to shape the South Yard Dwellings at Montpelier.
Work tools vs. leisure tools- what’s the difference?
We know enslaved cooks prepared food for the Madisons. How did the enslaved community cook and what did they eat themselves?
How did we know what furniture to put into the enslaved dwellings at Montpelier?
Cussina was one of the 14 children listed in the 1732 estate inventory of Ambrose Madison. Her name does not appear in any other surviving document.
Known as “Old Anthony” by the 1790s, Anthony may have been enslaved by Ambrose Madison in 1732 or earlier. Anthony and his wife Betty had at least one son, Billey Gardner.